ITS Monday: Edition 25, 2020
This week’s small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week: Public transport in a pandemic, active transport dashboards, upright bikes, MaaS and more.
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a new series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
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This week we start with a few Australian stories, and first up the national capital. This article is based on data from Google’s Community Mobility Report. How hard it hit in Canberaa at the start of the pandemic, and how those numbers are changing.READ THE ARTICLE
Doomsayer, on point, or clickbating? This article takes a look at what has happened in Sydney, and what might happen. ‘The boss of toll road giant Transurban says the COVID-19 pandemic could prompt people to work from home permanently and avoid a daily commute on its road, but also expects delivery vans will take their place due to a mass shift to online shopping during the health crisis.’READ THE ARTICLE
The page at this link isn’t very exciting, but click on through to the Vancouver Results and Toronto Results pages for some nice sets of graphs and data on how people in (some of) Canada as regards public transport in a pandemic and post-pandemic age.READ THE ARTICLE
A similar area to the article above, about public transport patronage in the pandemic, but with a location switch to Detroit, USA. Written by Stacey Matlen, a Senior Mobility Strategist with the City of Detroit’s Office of Mobility Innovation.READ THE ARTICLE
New times, new gadgets, new ideas. ‘The problem is that drones run on batteries, which substantially limit their range, especially once you load them up with cargo. One approach to try to offset the low range of delivery drones by flying them from vehicles that can serve as base stations.’
An idea not a million miles away from a current iMOVE project, Co-modality: Making use of public transport to carry freightREAD THE ARTICLE
‘Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking feedback on a new guide that puts forward a set of new ‘typologies’ that aims to re-imagine the streets so they work better for everyone.’
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‘The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), with its members from across Europe, has collected detailed information about the measures taken by local or national authorities for the recovery after COVID-19 quarantine. The COVID-19 Cycling Measures Tracker monitors the progress of European authorities to achieve more liveable cities through cycling and walking.’
There’s a link in the article to actual dashboard, allowing you to see how various European cities are doing.READ THE ARTICLE
Staying with bicycles, Brent Toderian writes about a shift in the types of bicycles people are buying, Upright bikes are ‘… not meant for long distances or off-roading, but are the perfect means for a short, slow, non-sweaty jaunt around your neighbourhood.’READ THE ARTICLE
There’s been successes too, but share bike schemes have had their troubles here and there. Here is one such tale, of how one brand Jumped into an abyss.
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Last but not least, part of the Adelaide public transport system is making a move in Mobility as a Service. ‘Adelaide Metro has chosen mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company Moovit as the transport agency’s endorsed app to help provide riders in the South Australian capital city with a ‘seamless’ journey experience.’
Have you seen iMOVE’s page about all things MaaS?READ THE ARTICLE